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£1M donation from York Alumnus

Posted on 3 October 2016

The Department of Chemistry is to benefit from a £1M gift from alumnus Dr Anthony H Wild.

Dr Anthony H Wild

Dr Wild, a leading businessman and philanthropist, has been a long-time supporter of chemistry at York. Along with the £1m donation, Dr Wild has pledged a further £1.37m against funds raised by the Department of Chemistry and the University over the next five years. The gift will support world-leading research and infrastructure projects across atmospheric chemistry and chemical and structural biology. His donation will also help to support future generations of students through the creation of a new teaching facility.

Professor Duncan Bruce, Head of the Department of Chemistry, said: “We are one of the UK's leading departments - recognised internationally for our teaching and research.

“Through Dr Wild’s support we aim to develop yet further and enhance our outstanding facilities and research opportunities for students and academics.”

To read the full story, visit http://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2016/dr-wild-chemistry-donation/.